marronnier

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

marron +‎ -ier

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.ʁɔ.nje/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

marronnier m (plural marronniers)

  1. chestnut tree
  2. horse-chestnut tree
  3. (newsmedia, figuratively) old chestnut (A news item which, like chestnut fruits, tends to come back every year at the same time. Implies that the news is a fill-in, that might as well have been written in advance.)

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